Anne Coolen

Anne Coolen is a Social Scientist with a Master in Development Studies from the Radboud University Nijmegen.

She is an experienced leader with demonstrated ability to drive and deliver transformational strategies in a diverse range of settings as well as a public health expert with expertise in Health Financing, Health System Strengthening as well as Sexual and Reproductive Health. Anne picture

Mrs Coolen has over a decade of health program management experience. She coordinated for three years health programs in the DRC and Sudan for Non-Governmental Organizations. In these positions, she was responsible for coordination, implementation, and monitoring of health care programs. As an Advisor for Health Systems Development at the Royal Tropical Institute (2009-2012), she supported evaluations, assessments, and action-oriented research in the area of health financing, and health systems. Since 2012, she is working as Country Director for Marie Stopes first in Mali and currently Ghana. In this capacity she is responsible for delivering results for women and their families, driving programmatic excellence, and implementing best practice at scale.

She is a strong advocate for sexual and reproductive health rights, committed to contribute to real positive change for individuals and societies.

I am excited to be part of the International Advisory Board to contribute to the Nijmegen School of Management’s vision to play their part in the transformation towards sustainable societies. I believe in the globally changing context, there is an important role to play for universities ensuring that this transformation can take place within an appropriate lens and critically look at societal issues of equity and inclusion, recognizing diversity, intersectionality, and privilege. I am looking forward discussing these and other topics with an interdisciplinary group of professionals to support the NSM to achieve its vision.